QoS Support in UMTS Networks Performance Evaluation and Perspectives towards an Autonomic Resource Management

Emanuel Puschita, Gabriel Manuliac, Tudor, Alexandru Caruntu
In order to enhance the QoS support inside UMTS network architecture, this paper brings the perspective of a QoS support for self-managing resources based on knowing the service requests and the network capabilities. The originality of this approach lies in the perspective of certain integrated functionalities that will provide autonomy for the components of the managed system in terms of internal decisions and configurations. The analysis of the results will highlight the benefits of an
more » ... nefits of an autonomic resource management mechanism compared with native UMTS QoS support.